Past Seminars

Past Epigenetic Consortium Seminars

Kabirul Islam, University of Pittsburgh
"An Orthogonal Chromatin Landscape with Engineered Protein and Small Molecules"
April 2019
Micah Gearhart, University of Minnesota
"Transcriptional Regulation by the Polycomb Repressive Complex 1.1 in Development and Disease"
March 2019
Wei Chen, University of Pittsburgh
"DNA Methylation in Atopy and Atopic Asthma"
February 2019
Keith Robertson, Mayo Clinic
"Universtanding and Targeting the Epigenome in Liver Cancer"
January 2019
Joseph Landry, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Enhancement of Breast Tumor Cell Immunogenicity as a Strategy for Chemosensitization"
November 2018
Shujun Liu, Hormel Institute
"A Dynamic N6-methyladenosine Methylome Regulates Intrinsic and Acquired Drug Resistance"
October 2018
Jorden Johnson & Anand Divakaran, Graduate Students
"3D-Enriched Fragment Screening and Selective N-Terminal BET Bromodomain Inhibition in the Pomerantz Lab"
September 2018
Winnie Tang, Johns Hopkins University
“Tet1-mediated DNA Hydroxymethylation and Airway Hyperresponsiveness”
April 2017
Timothy Hallstrom, University of Minnesota
“Epigenetics at the Proliferation/Differentiation Switch in Retinal Progenitor Cells”
March 2017
James Kiefer, Genentech Inc.
"How We Learned to Stop Chelating and Love Histone Demethylases"
February 2017
Brian Van Ness, University of Minnesota
"Targeting the Epigenome in Multiple Myeloma”
January 2017
Christine Wendt, M.D., University of Minnesota
"A Trans-omic Approach to Uncover Pre-Malignant Pathways in COPD-associated Lung Cancer"
November 2016
Alasdair Reid, Illumina, Inc.
"Illuminating the Methylome"
October 2016
Rahul Kohli, University of Pennsylvania
"Cytosine Modifying Enzymes and the Dynamic Genome"
September 2016
Max Costa, NYU School of Medicine
"Metals Epigenetics and Cancer"
May 2016

Peter Jones Presentation, Van Andel Research Institute
April 2016

Dr. Laura Hawk, Postdoctoral Associate, UMN Department of Chemistry
February 2016
"Chemical Biology Approaches for Inhibiting Protein Recognition of Acetylated Histones"

Dr. Shujun Liu, Associate Professor, Cancer Epigenetics & Experimental Therapeutics, The Hormel Institute
"AML1/ETO-HIF1a-DNMT3a Axis Defines Unique Epigenetic Patterns in AML Cells"
November 2015

Dr. Kenneth Beckman, Director, University of Minnesota Genomics Center
"Genomic Methods for Measuring DNA Methylation"
October 22, 2015

Li-Na Wei, Department of Pharmacology, Distinguished McKnight Professor, U of MN
"RIP140 in epigenetic control of ESC "Stemness" and Neural Progenitor Cell homeostasis"
September 3, 2015

Zhiguo Zhang, Department of Biochemistry/Cancer Epigenetics Lab, Mayo Clinic
"Epigenetic Inheritance & Impacts on Histone Mutations on Cancer Epigenomes"
July 31, 2015

MinnCResT Epigentics Symposium July 20, 2016


Mark C. Herzberg, DDS, PhD
Director, Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training


“Chromatin Structure, Epigenetic Mechanisms, and Long Range Interactions in the Nucleus”
Gary Felsenfeld, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

“DNA Demethylation and Inflammation-Mediated Epigenetic Changes”
Natalia Y. Tretyakova, PhD
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota Cancer Center

"Dioxygenases: Unexpected Epigenetic Targets of Oncometabolites and Antibiotics?”
Jim Maher, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dean Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

“Epigenomics as a roadmap to understanding disease-associated variation in noncoding DNA”
Matthew Slattery, PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth

MinnCResT Fellows’ Recognition—all are encouraged to attend

Opening Remarks and Recognition of MinnCResT Fellows
Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD
MinnCResT Fellows’ presentations—Three-minute thesis challenge

Kyle Biesecker, PhD-candidate
Jeff Hall, PhD
Fahad Kidwai, DDS, PhD

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Role of long non-coding RNA PVT1 in human cancer
Anindya Bagchi, PhD
Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development, University of Minnesota

 “Lysine acylations - a complex paradigm for the metabolic regulation of gene expression”
Yue Chen, PhD
Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota

May 2015 – First Meeting

Epigenetics: Main Players, Role in Disease, and Therapeutic Targets

Yue Chen
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
University of Minnesota
"MS-based Discovery & Quantification of Histone Epigenetic Markers"

Gunda Georg
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota
"Discovery of BRDT Inhibitors for Male Contraception"

Will Pomerantz
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
"19F as a Small Molecule Ligand Discovery Platform for Epigenetic Proteins"

Natalia Tretyakova
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Minnesota
"Epigenetic Changes in Lung Cancer"

Epigenetics Symposium April 2016

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Cheryl Arrowsmith
University of Toronto & Toronto’s Structural Genomics Consortium
"Probing the Epigenome with Chemical Biology"

Theresa Alenghat
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
"Epigenomic Regulation of the Host-microbe Relationship"

Steve Belinsky
Lovelace Biomedical & Environmental Research Institute
"DNA Repair capacity and the epigenome in lung cancer pre-malignancy"

Natalia Tretyakova
UMN Medicinal Chemistry
"DNA methylation and demethylation and epigenetic inhibitor development"

Ben Garcia
School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"Quantitative proteomics for understanding modified proteins and proteomes"

Jeff Simon
University of Minnesota
"Polycomb group (PcG) transcriptional repressors"

Yi Zhang
Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
"Identifying and overcoming an epigenetic reprogramming barrier by somatic cell nuclear transfer"

Will Pomerantz
UMN Chemistry
"Choosing the right halogen: Fluorinated bromodomains for chemical probe discovery"

Epigenetics: Development, Psychopathology, Resilience, and Prevention Intervention

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Sponsored by the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health
May 13, 14, and 15, 2015

Epigenetics: Main Players, Role in Disease, and Therapeutic Targets

May 8, 2015

Yue Chen, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & 
Biophysics, U of M

"MS-based Discovery & Quantification of Histone Epigenetic Markers"

Gunda Georg, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, U of M
"Discovery of BRDT Inhibitors for Male Contraception"

Will Pomerantz, Department of Chemistry, U of M
"19F as a Small Molecule Ligand Discovery Platform for Epigenetic Proteins"

Natalia Tretyakova, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, U of M
"Epigenetic Changes in Lung Cancer"